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Aquila Club Scholarship’s first recipient announced

Picture of Kassity ClatworthyThe Morehead State University Foundation has announced the first recipient of the Aquila Club Scholarship Endowment, a fund to provide scholarships to Morehead State University students. The scholarship’s first recipient is Kassidy Clatworthy, a junior political science major from Floyd County.   

Clatworthy is a member of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, a representative on the Morehead State Student Government Association (SGA) and a work-study student in Enrollment Services as an Eagle Guide. Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school.  

“Being awarded this scholarship motivates me to strive even harder toward being successful,” Clatworthy said. “I want to ensure that those who have given to make this scholarship possible feel their generosity is being put to good use. Without this scholarship, I would feel rushed to get my degree simply because of financial concerns. Now, I can slow down and focus on my education and not the financial burden.”    

The Aquila Club was founded in 1962 at Morehead State College as a men’s social club to foster fellowship, comradery and social service among male students with a common purpose. In 1971, the Aquila Club became a chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, making the original Aquila Club members a unique “Band of Brothers.”   
Together, these alumni collectively raised $50,000 to create the endowment to assist MSU students.   

All students are eligible for the scholarship with a preference for students who are graduates of Kentucky high schools. The scholarship will be awarded annually.    

In recognition of the club’s charitable action, the Aquila Club Lounge in the Adron Doran University Center has been named in their honor. This area welcomes students as they enter through the newly renovated portion of the student building and is adorned with a plaque that describes the Aquila Club’s legacy at MSU.    

This scholarship was established as part of the Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign.   

Students interested in applying to this scholarship, along with other privately funded scholarships managed by the MSU Foundation, should visit the online scholarship application at https://moreheadstate.awardspring.com/.   

For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email giving@moreheadstate.edu, or visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu/give to contribute today.